Adele has finally taken the stage in Vegas.
The Grammy-winning musician began her long-awaited “Weekends With Adele” residency at the Colosseum in Caesars’ Palace Friday night, several months after postponing the concert series due to pandemic-related delays. During the emotional night, per The Guardian, the singer called the new production “just perfect.”
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“Thank you so much for coming back to me,” she said to the audience of 4,000 fans. “It looks just like I imagined it would.”
For the show, the “Easy On Me” singer chose a custom Schiaparelli Haute Couture gown, designed by Daniel Roseberry. The black silk velvet dress featured an off-the-shoulder neckline, elbow-length sleeves, and a drop waist satin sash that extended down the front of the column skirt. The sash was fastened with a piece of statement jewelry, a large gold buckle adorned with abstract nipples and pavé crystals.
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She finished the look with ornate gold jewelry including oversized triple-layered hoops, and her glam look featured her signature voluminous curls, classic cat-eye liner, and a mauve lip.
The extravagant set also included several luxurious effects, as Adele performed in front of her full band. She performed her track “Set Fire to the Rain” alongside an onstage storm and a flame-engulfed piano, while her staging of her James Bond theme “Skyfall” featured a 24-piece string section.
The “I Drink Wine” singer previously spoke with Elle about the reasoning behind her postponement, saying that she wasn’t happy with the previous stage setup. She also opened up about the disappointment she felt after the January announcement.
“There was just no soul in it,” she said. “The stage setup wasn’t right. It was very disconnected from me and my band, and it lacked intimacy. And maybe I tried too hard to give it those things in such a controlled environment.”
“The first couple of months was really, really hard,” she added. “I was embarrassed. But it actually made my confidence in myself grow, because it was a very brave thing to do. And I don’t think many people would have done what I did. I’m very proud of myself for standing by my artistic needs.”
This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US.